The Celtics they keep the negative news flowing. After the problem with Ime Udoka was made public and the franchise advocated an extendable sanction of one year without employment and salary after having violated two rules of the code of conduct, nursing has become the protagonist. Through two official communications, Boston has updated the situation of two players on its squad, Robert Williams and Danilo Gallinariafter having recently undergone surgery.
In the case of Robert Williams, an attempt has been made to alleviate a problem in his left knee that caused him problems during the 2022 Playoffs. The player, who had undergone surgery in the spring for a partial sprain in the meniscus, felt constant discomfort in that part of his body and it has been decided to do another intervention to heal it. Specifically, an arthroscopic procedure to remove loose elements within the knee and relieve the swelling that he had. The rehabilitation period will last between two and three months, according to the official report, so the Celtics will not have their starting center until December. The danger is that this is Williams’ second knee operation in the same year and a recurring problem is beginning to be seen. With his absence, Horford will have to play more minutes as the only great player.
For the Italian Danilo Gallinari, the expectation was that the surgery would go well and treat his ruptured anterior cruciate ligament with logical caution. In his case, a term has not been given, but this injury usually keeps the affected person between six and eight months off the slopes. The forward had signed his contract with the green team a few weeks before he was injured against Georgia in a World Cup qualifying match for Italy, which was played on the eve of the EuroBasket. It is one of the last major deals for the Lombard, at 34 years old and after a career that has taken him to teams like the Nuggets, the Knicks, the Clippers, the Thunder or, more recently, the Hawks.